Thursday, May 23, 2002

Been looking at the bookshelf at home lately and have grown bored. Maybe it's time to read some Brit novels?

About A Boy by Nick Hornby
And if the book is any good, I might even go see the comedy starring Hugh Grant.

High Fidelity
"One of the top ten books of the year," according to Entertainment Weekly? Ok, we'll see.

And if things do turn out well, maybe I'll try these other authors too:
Helen Fielding, Michael+Chabon, Dave Eggers, Richard Russo, Jonathan Franzez

(Strange... I have this craving for some sopa buena at Mario's Kitchen)

Posted by Manuel [Future Reads: About A Boy, High Fidelity (Nick Hornby), Sopa Buena]

Singlefile: Organize your book collection
"Singlefile is an easy-to-use web-based service that helps you organize the books you own, the books you are reading, the books you've read and the books you want to read."

Free Conversant
"Conversant is designed to help groups of all sizes work together by making it easy for them to share ideas, questions, files, and knowledge. It also has lots of features that make it very easy for a small group - or an individual - to publish dynamic web sites."

Posted by Manuel [Tech > Organize book collections, Conversant]

Monday, May 20, 2002

Got depressed this afternoon after signing "retirement" checks. Really felt weird. I don't know those people, but I found myself staring at each of their names, handling each check as if it were some sacred relic, and signing my name carefully as if I were writing on a wedding invitation card.

Dunno... maybe it's time for a bit of Peter Russell's Enlightenment: A New Way of Seeing.

Posted by Manuel [Retirement Checks and Enlightenment]

Lia posted a link about pritchon, or piniritong lechon (deep-fried suckling pig). [more]

Posted by Manuel [Pritchon: Deep-Fried Lechon]